California Department of Water Resources: DWR Launches New Web-Based Mapping Tool Showing Nearly 3,000 Groundwater Sustainability Projects

California Department of Water Resources: DWR Launches New Web-Based Mapping Tool Showing Nearly 3,000 Groundwater Sustainability Projects. “The California Groundwater Projects Tool is an interactive mapping tool that allows users to explore a database of nearly 3,000 projects initiated in California over the last decade to protect groundwater resources.”

Hollywood Reporter: Finding Overlooked Midcentury Beauty in South L.A.

Hollywood Reporter: Finding Overlooked Midcentury Beauty in South L.A.. “Frustrated by circular conversations about gentrification with no clear solutions offered, [Jerald] Cooper realized that many people in his community didn’t even know the architectural significance of the buildings around them. ‘You want to save the hood, but what are the basic things that you could know?’ recalls the architecture aficionado of what led to him launching his Instagram account … which documents for its 63,000 followers midcentury modern architecture in Los Angeles, as well as other cities.”

Globe Newswire: Mapping Black California Unveiling Pioneering Statewide Database of California’s Black-Led Organizations (PRESS RELEASE)

Globe Newswire: Mapping Black California Unveiling Pioneering Statewide Database of California’s Black-Led Organizations (PRESS RELEASE). “Mapping Black California (MBC), a product of Black Voice News (BVN), is relaunching its website with a groundbreaking new data tool, the Mapping Black California: Black-Led Organization (BLO) Directory.”

CSUSM: Photographer’s Donated Collection Helps Preserve History of Region

California State University San Marcos: Photographer’s Donated Collection Helps Preserve History of Region. “Thanks to the wisdom of [Bill] Dendle, the diligence of [Dan] Rios and the help of some history-loving friends, Rios’ life’s work as a photojournalist now belongs to the Cal State San Marcos library in perpetuity. Donated in 2018, the Dan Rios Papers, as the library’s Special Collections department has coined it, consists of an estimated one million images that were originally stashed in more than 40,000 envelopes and almost 200 boxes. The collection also contains large- and medium-format prints, contact sheets and hundreds of letters that Rios received over the years from readers who were affected by his photos.”

Berkeley News: Overcrowding, old buildings fueled COVID in California prisons, says new report

Berkeley News: Overcrowding, old buildings fueled COVID in California prisons, says new report. “Overcrowding, sometimes in antiquated buildings, compounded by rapidly changing conditions and the need for complex coordination, helped to drive a dramatic surge in COVID-19 in California’s prisons, according to a new report from the University of California, San Francisco, and the University of California, Berkeley.”

San Francisco Chronicle: Lost landmarks of the Bay Area

San Francisco Chronicle: Lost landmarks of the Bay Area. “In a city that has gone to war against sugary sodas, residents still took the 2020 loss of a Coca-Cola billboard hard, like someone was tearing down one of the Painted Ladies. When the Cliff House sign was removed — the art deco sign, not the actual Cliff House — hundreds arrived to mourn. So we’re building a virtual museum, tracking the most prominent lost landmarks of the last 50 years (including, sadly, more than a few that came down during the pandemic).”

Business Wire: LA Business Council Institute and USC Sol Price School of Public Policy Center for Economic Development Launch Groundbreaking Database of Over 31,000 Small Businesses in LA County (PRESS RELEASE)

Business Wire: LA Business Council Institute and USC Sol Price School of Public Policy Center for Economic Development Launch Groundbreaking Database of Over 31,000 Small Businesses in LA County (PRESS RELEASE). “Developed in collaboration with the University of Southern California Sol Price School of Public Policy’s Center for Economic Development, Compete4LA aims to help level the playing field for local businesses seeking to support the region’s major sports, entertainment, and cultural events, as well as major public infrastructure projects. The online database will host and maintain over 31,000 publicly accessible, verified business profiles for Los Angeles County businesses, featuring small firms under $1 million in annual sales and fewer than 20 employees, and other refining criteria.”

California Department of Water Resources: State Federal Water Managers Prepare for Dry Summer Conditions

California Department of Water Resources: State Federal Water Managers Prepare for Dry Summer Conditions. “Californians can now access current water conditions in real time at California Water Watch, a new website launched by DWR. This website will help Californians see their local hydrological conditions, forecasts, and water conditions down to their address or their local watershed.”